Huge Empty FM Server 14 stderr Log File
Operating system version
OS X 10.10.3
Description of the issue
The main HD with FileMaker Server installed on it was out of space due to extremely large /Library/FileMaker Server/Logs/stderr file over 200 GB. FM Server was stuck and could not shut down so I had to force quit FMS and all FM tasks. Before I cleared the stderr file I did a "tail" and all the lines that I could find were blank.
Steps to reproduce the problem
Unknown. The FMS 14 had been running for about a month
stderr should not fill up with blank lines
it was full of blank lines
Exact text of any error message(s) that appear
All errors that appeared were related to out-of-disk and not the stderr itself
Mac Mini Core i5 with 256 GB SSD boot drive and backups on external volume. Databases about 16 GB total with container storage.
After forcing everything out I realized that I could clear the log file without stopping everything by doing:
cd /Library/FileMaker Server/Logs
sudo cp /dev/null stderr